It's A Double-Header Weekend At The Reitz

Jan. 15, 2004

Baltimore, Md. - College basketball returns to Reitz Arena this weekend with a pair of men-women double-headers on slate. Canisius and Niagara are in town for four games, and it all gets underway this Friday at 6:30 p.m. when Loyola hosts the Golden Griffins in women's basketball action. Follow your Greyhounds live Online with Audio Broadcasts of all four contests.

The first game of the weekend will feature the 6-7 Greyhounds against the 6-7 Golden Griffins. Loyola is fresh of a 66-52 win over Siena and is led in scoring by sophomore Lauren Troupe. The Greyhounds split with Canisius last season as each team won on its home court. Loyola is 2-2 in the MAAC this year while Canisius enters with a 1-3 conference record.

The women's game will be followed by Loyola-Niagara men's basketball. The Greyhounds look for their first conference win of the season while the Purple Eagles look to start 6-1 on the road for the first time in their program's history. Loyola is led by Charlie Bell, who is scoring 15.4 points per game for the winless 'Hounds. Loyola-Niagara is set to tip off at 8:30 p.m.

On Sunday, all three schools return with Loyola's women playing host to Niagara at 2 p.m. Just like its match-up with Canisius, the Loyola women split with Niagara last season, winning on their home floor. The Greyhounds do hold a 21-9 all-time series edge but both teams enter the weekend with 2-2 MAAC records.

At approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, the Loyola men will tip against Canisius. The Golden Griffins have yet to win a conference game this season, but have won their last three meetings with Loyola. For the Greyhounds, Sunday's game will conclude a three-game homestand, its' longest of the season.

All four games will be broadcast live Online and Sunday's men's game versus Canisius can also be heard on WNST AM 1570.